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sweet cucumber pickles

a recipe by
Claudia McClaran
Lawton, OK

Many years ago, someone in the family collected recipes from descendants of my great grandparents, William M. and Florence E. (Snodgrass) Whaley and had them compiled into a cookbook. I am posting those recipes here so that they will not be lost. This recipe was submitted by Lawanda Patterson.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet cucumber pickles

  • 4 qt
  • 2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    mustard seed
  • 3 c
  • 5 c
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    whole allspice

How To Make sweet cucumber pickles

  • 1
    Slice unpeeled cucumbers and simmer about 10 minutes with 2 cups vinegar, 3 tablespoons salt and 1 tablespoon mustard seed. Drain off liquid.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, boil 3 cups vinegar, 5 cups sugar, celery seed and allspice until sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    Put drained cucumbers and mustard seed in sterilized jars.
  • 4
    Pour boiling syrup over cucumbers to cover.
  • 5
    Makes about 4 to 5 pints and will keep for months in the cabinet.
  • 6
    Lawanda noted that this recipe came from Hawaii.

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